A USS Duluth may again ply the salted seas.

Minnesota Sens. Tina Smith and Amy Klobuchar and Rep. Rick Nolan are urging the Navy to name a new amphibious ship for the city and the famed USS Duluth LPD-6

“Naming a new LPD ship in honor and commemoration of those that came before her would no doubt continue what is already a unique and lasting legacy,” the Democratic delegation wrote in a letter to Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer on Monday.

A new USS Duluth would be the third ship to carry the city’s name, following the light cruiser that served from 1944-1949 and the USS Duluth LPD-6, which served from 1966 to 2005. A monument to the latter ship was erected along the Lakewalk in 2014.

“Minnesotans are proud of the USS Duluth LPD-6 for her 40 years of honorable service to our Nation fulfilling missions throughout the world including Vietnam, Operation Desert Storm, and Operation Iraqi Freedom,” Nolan said in a news release. “I can’t think of a better way to recognize this distinguished service and carry forward the spirit of the great city of Duluth than naming a new ship in her honor.”

The Minnesota members of Congress have a specific ship in mind. According to Nolan’s office, a name has not yet been determined for LPD-30, which was funded in fiscal year 2018. It is to be a first of a new version of ships in its class.

LPD is an acronym for landing platform/dock.